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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Centennial Cone
One of the better beginner/intermediate rides in the front range. Near Idaho Springs, Colorado
Mayhem Gulch Trail
Moderate climb and a great descent Near Idaho Springs, Colorado
Meadow View Trail
An easy rolling trail. Near Morrison, Colorado
Mountain Lion
A challenging but rewarding trail with a great technical descent. Near Coal Creek, Colorado
Elk Meadow/Bergen Peak Loop
A loop around Elk Meadow Park with great climbs, downhill, and views. Near Evergreen, Colorado
Elk Meadow & Bergen Peak Loop
A ride leading to the top of Bergen Peak with a loop that uses the best trails for the way down. Near Evergreen, Colorado
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Idaho Springs  


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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...

Description 

There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
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Featured Route For Idaho Springs
Abner Albino on the first ascent of Under Loch and...

Under Loch and Key V5 6C  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Under Loch and Key Boulder
Start with a good left and right crimp low. Move up to a small crimp rail leading to good holds. Top out with a big move left, past the lip to a jug. This is very good. It is easily one of the best V5s I have done....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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